The details of creation and the intricate beauty of nature and light always inspire me. There is a moment when everything visually and spiritually seem in perfect harmony.

Kimberly Schweitzer
artist, painter

“In the beginning, God created…” And just as our children do what we do, it is in our nature to create.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, prophetic artist Kimberly Schweitzer spent many of the cold and rainy hours of her youth watching her mother paint in their home studio. She was delighted and entranced by watching her mother work, and it didn’t take long for Kimberly to start painting her own works of art.

She sold her first painting when she was only 18 years old.

After high school she started her own window painting company, decorating store windows for the holidays. Her success there led her to painting larger interior murals for homeowners, businesses and churches. The work was difficult, but it kept her doing what she loved.

During this time, life brought Kimberly a husband and a family. She continued taking art classes while her children were young, but their lives took a sudden and painful turn when her husband, Bradlee, was diagnosed with melanoma.

It was Brad’s early encouragement that had pushed her to continue pursuing her art. He was her biggest fan. Kimberly took care of him for 2 1/2 years. Her children were 3, 5 & 7 when he passed.

Now she thanks God for his encouragement in the beginning. She believes it was that seed that has continued to grow into what is now her Paint4Worship studio today.

Kimberly’s paintings always have the same three elements:

First, every painting begins from nothing and becomes something.

Kimberly begins a painting without any preconceived ideas. Instead, she waits for times of quiet reflection, when she can open her heart and mind to see a vision for a new painting. At times this approach yields fantastical visions of what may lie beyond. Other times, it reflects the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Either way, Kimberly lets herself be drawn into her visions without trying to control where they may lead.

Second, she always finds a surprise in her paintings. Themes and ideas surface during the creative process that she never expected. Sometimes it’s a long lost memory, or a feeling she didn’t realize was buried underneath.

Third, Kimberly finds that there is a common thread of hope that runs through her work. She believes it is a reflection of her deep faith, and how it has carried her through the darkest times of her life.

Now at 61 years old, her family lives on 9 acres, next to a babbling creek in Washington state. Whenever she needs quiet time and inspiration, she goes to the river’s banks to sit and listen to the creek and watch the wildlife. This is where she connects to her creative side and the inspiration you will find in her paintings.